- "Since we didn't enter Series 4 (we were going to use the same robot as series 3), we decided it was time for another change. This time we kept most of the chassis (but re-shaped it into a wedge), got rid of the skirt at the rear of the robot, created new electronics, and went from electric-powered weaponry to pneumatic."
- — Team Website
Haardervark was a robot that failed to qualify for Series 5 and 6 of Robot Wars. The circumstances of its qualification attempts remain unknown.
Team Haardvark had previously competed in Series 2 and 3 with Haardvark, which reached the Semi-Finals in the former.
Design[edit | edit source]
Haardervark was a tall wedged box-shaped robot built using Haardvark's chassis, and equipped with interchangeable weaponry. These weapons included a pneumatic flipping arm capable of lifting 207kg, hardened steel lifting forks and an electric-driven diamond-edged circular saw (the same type as that used by Dead Metal) mounted on a pneumatic arm, which now acted as a self-righting mechanism. The robot also featured uprated motors - from 24v to 36v - a crumple zone to resist attacks from crushing weapons, two self-righting rams on either side, and artwork similar to that of the Series 3 iteration of Haardvark.
Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Series||Haardervark Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Entered with Haardvark|
|The Third Wars||Entered with Haardvark|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Failed to qualify|
|The Sixth Wars||Failed to qualify|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Team captain Owen Barwick was unable to attend the Series 5 qualifiers, because he was working in China at the time.